Pure Speed Figures for Meadowlands Opening Night

It is opening night at The Meadowlands, the start of the harness racing season at The Big M.  In preparation for tonight, I have prepared my Pure Speed Figures for the full night’s card.  11 races are on tap with some major stars heading out, including Classic Martine and Bee A Magician! Check out the Pure Speed Figures tab above to download.

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Breeders’ Cup 2015 Analysis and Selections

The Breeders’ Cup is among us and it is now time for two of the most exciting days of the year.  The world comes together to race some of the best horses in the world against each other for the chance to be on top of their division, to capture one of the best races in the world, as well as to take home a large purse.  This year’s Breeders’ Cup features, for the first time, a Triple Crown winner, with American Pharoah going for the Grand Slam.  Also in the Breeders’ Cup is Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe winner Golden Horn, hoping to end the curse of Arc winners in the Breeders’ Cup and take home the Turf.  The Breeders’ Cup is also home to future stars, in the likes of Songbird, Rachel’s Valentina, Nyquist, and Harmonize, just to name a few of the great 2yos racing this weekend.  Champions are all around these two days, filled with great racing in the heart of the bluegrass, Keeneland Race Course, host its first Breeders’ Cup.

For the Breeders’ Cup, I analyzed every race, giving my take on all 13 Breeders’ Cup races.  My detailed analysis can be found here.  For your convenience, I have listed my top 4 horses for each race below.  However, to get my selection analysis as well as suggested bets, a few Pick 4s tickets, and a ticket for the big Pick 6 on Saturday, download the file.

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Breeders Cup Classic 2015: Pure Speed Figures

Throughout the week here on Horse Racing Station there will be a lot of handicapping data and analysis for the whole weekend of races.  The first piece of handicapping data comes in the form of my experimental Pure Speed Figures for the Breeders’ Cup Classic.  Continue to check back throughout the week for videos and analysis of all the Breeders’ Cup races leading up to this weekend’s events.

Pure Speed Figures for the Breeders’ Cup Classic:

Horse Race Date Speed Figure
Honor Code Met Mile 6-Jun 20.1
American Pharoah Haskell 2-Aug 16.4
Honor Code Whitney 8-Aug 16.4
Beholder Pacific Classic 22-Aug 14.7
Tonalist Whitney 8-Aug 13.7
Keen Ice Haskell 2-Aug 12.9
Smooth Roller Awesome Again 26-Sep 11.7
Frosted Jim Dandy 1-Aug 8.7
Effinex Woodward 5-Sep 7.9
Beholder Zenyatta 26-Sep 6.9
Keen Ice Travers 29-Aug 1.6
Effinex Suburban Hdcp 4-Jul 1.6
Tonalist Suburban Hdcp 4-Jul 1.4
Honor Code Kelso Hdcp 3-Oct 0.7
American Pharoah Travers 29-Aug 0.6
Gleneagles St. James Palace 16-Jun 0.1
Beholder C.L. Hersch 1-Aug -1.1
Frosted Travers 29-Aug -2.5
American Pharoah Belmont Stakes 6-Jun -3.3
Frosted PA Derby 19-Sep -3.4
Smooth Roller HFBrubakrB 26-Aug -3.7
Tonalist J.C. Gold Cup 3-Oct -3.8
Hard Aces Pacific Classic 22-Aug -4.5
Hard Aces Gold Cup @ SA 27-Jun -5.2
Gleneagles 2000 Guineas 23-May -5.6
Hard Aces Awesome Again 26-Sep -5.6
Smooth Roller OC 40k/N1X 1-Aug -5.9
Keen Ice Belmont Stakes 6-Jun -11.6
Effinex J.C. Gold Cup 3-Oct -19.0
Gleneagles QE II 17-Oct -27.8


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Breeders Crown 2015 Selections

The Breeders Crown is tonight at Woodbine.  Some of the best standardbreds form North America will face off under the lights to see who are the true champions of their division.  Leading into the Dan Patch Awards, the Breeders Crown is key to deciding title winners.  Here are my selections in the Breeders Crown:

Open Mare Trot
1) Shake It Cerry
2) Daylon Miracle
3) Classic Martine

2 YO Fillies Pace
1) Darlinonthebeach
2) Lyons River Pride
3) Pure Country

2 YO Colts & Geldings Trot
1) Southwind Frank **Best Bet**
2) Tony Soprano
3)Marion Marauder

3 YO Fillies Pace
1) Sassa Hanover
2) Solar Sister
3) Divine Caroline

2 YO Fillies Trot
1) All The Time
2) Magical Wonder
3) Womans Will

3 YO Fillies Trot
1) Wild Honey
2) Mission Brief
3)Classical Annie

2 YO Colts & Geldings Pace
1) Control The Moment
2) Spider Man Hanover
3) Racing Hill

3 YO Colts & Geldings Trot
1) French Laundry
2) Pinkman
3) Don’t Rush

3 YO Colts & Geldings Pace
1) Freaky Feet Pete
2) Lost For Words
3) Wakizashi Hanover

Open Mare Pace
1) Sandbetweenurtoes
2) Yagonnakissmeornot
3) Lady Shadow

Open Trot
1) Bee A Magician
2) Creatine
3) Resolve

Open Pace
1) State Treasurer
2) Always B Miki
3) Jk Endofanera

Enjoy the races tonight and check out my Pure Speed Figures for the card tonight, available for download here.

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Breeders Crown 2015 Pure Speed Figures

This weekend from Woodbine is the championships of harness racing, the Breeders Crown.  To help you handicap the races this Saturday, I am providing everyone with my Pure Speed Figures for all of the Breeders Crown races.  Download the pdf from the link below.  Good Luck and Enjoy the Races!

Woodbine Harness Breeders Crown Pure Speed Figures – 10/24/15

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Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe 2015: a Treve-ble?

Ksar, Motrico, Corrida, Tantieme, Ribot, and Alleged.  All champions.  All horses that won the Arc twice.  But none of them ever could win it a third time.  Tomorrow morning, all eyes in the horse racing world will be on France.  The super mare Treve is trying to do the unprecedented, win 3 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.  After a champion-like win in 2013 and an improbable win in 2014, Treve is coming into the Arc in perfect form.  But so much is against her.  First the obvious, no horse has ever won three straight.  Jockeys have won three straight, but never a horse.  Also, no horse older than 4 years old has won this race since 2002 (Marienbard).  Or how no jockey has ever won this race 5 times (Thierry Jarnet has 4 lifetime Arc wins).  And of course 17 other horses that want to take one of the richest and most prestigious races in the world.  So let us go through her major foes and see if anyone can take down the queen of the world.

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October 2nd & 3rd Belmont and Keeneland Grade Stakes Selections

Keeneland Opening Weekend has finally come!  One of the premier racing venues, the opening of the Keeneland fall season means that the Breeders Cup is almost here.  Also, Belmont Park will be holding a stakes heavy card on Saturday, headlined by the Grade I Jockey Club Gold Cup.  To help you through this weekend’s big races, I have looked at both cards and made selections in each of the stakes races for Friday and Saturday.
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